Handcraft Workshop: Belize: Paper Flower bouquets and garland
USR X Tjimur Arts Festival
Belize: Paper Flower bouquets and garland
In Belize, paper flowers are often made at wakes for wreaths to place on the graves of loved ones. Lower class families would purchase crepe paper and tie wire and at wakes most attendees would participate in the making of flowers and wreaths while telling stories about the loved one that had passed. More recently these techniques are used to make centerpieces and decoration for parties and other events. Moving away from the sadness of death, this workshop will demonstrate to participants how to make some of these paper flowers. Using crepe and tissue paper participants will learn how to make beautiful paper flower bouquets or garlands which can be used to decorate their homes, or for party decor. It is a low budget, fun and easy crafting activity. With a focus on Caribbean and Tropical flowers, participants will get exposed to some of the flora and fauna in my region through art.